Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agenda No. 605

Dear neighbor, Here is the 605th installment of Decoding Village Agendas to keep Croton residents informed of the actions of the Village Board at their meetings.  I continue to add recipients to this email update on agendas so you may be receiving it for the first time. I enjoy getting your feedback and hope to continue to hear from you.  If you do not wish to receive these periodic email updates from me, please reply to this email and your name will be removed from the email list.

Ann Gallelli

Decoding Village Agendas – December 19, 2022

Regular Board Meeting of the Village Board

7:00 pm

Georgianna Grant Room

Municipal Building


Public hearing on the special permit renewal application for the operation of a day care center at 114 Grand Street at the Holy Name of Mary Church.  This is a renewal application.  The Planning Board has reviewed it and recommends approval.


a.      Letter from Ingrid Haeckel, NYS DEC Conservation and Land Use Specialist, regarding the Town of Cortlandt and Village of Croton-on-Hudson’s application to the Natural Resources Inventory Technical Assistance Project.   The Town and Village is notified that their application to be part of this project was not accepted.

b.      Email from John Munson, President of the Croton Fire Council, regarding the results of the annual election of Fire Chiefs for the Croton Volunteer Fire Department.   John Munson was elected Chief, Josh Karpoff was elected as 1st Assistant Chief and Chris Colombo was elected as 2nd Assistant Chief.


a.      Consider scheduling a public hearing on January 9, 2022 to consider the renewal of a special permit for the operation of a day care center at 10 Old Post Road South.  This would schedule a Public Hearing for the renewal of the Special Permit for Happy Hearts on the Hudson.

b.      Consider scheduling a public hearing on January 9, 2022 to consider the issuance of a special permit to convert the existing mixed-use building at 193-195 Grand Street, a nonconforming use, to an all-residential building with three one-bedroom apartments, another nonconforming use. This is the location of the former Grand Stand business. The Planning Board has reviewed this application favorably.

c.       Consider scheduling a public hearing on January 23, 2022 to consider Local Law Introductory No. 18 to update and clarify certain provisions of the Village Code.    Following a review of Croton’s Code by General Code, Inc., a number of rewordings and clarifications are recommended.  A Public Hearing is needed prior to the proposed updates to the Code.

d.      Consider accepting the Draft Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Amendment as complete and ready to be submitted to the New York State Department of State for State, federal and regional agencies’ review.   After several years of review in coordination with the NYS Dept. of State, the updated Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) for the Village is ready to be submitted for final approval.

e.       Consider expanding the membership capacity and residency requirements for the Arts & Humanities Advisory Council.    The intent of this Council is to support increased public awareness and appreciation for the arts, the integration of art into our public spaces, and to recognize and celebrate the achievements of our local arts community.  This resolution would increase the Council from 7 to 9  members and allow up to 3 members to  live elsewhere in Westchester County.

f.        Consider authorizing the Village Manager to accept the proposal from AKRF, Inc. in the amount of $12,000 for assistance in developing an RFP for the redevelopment of Lot A.The Village is interested in soliciting interest and future redevelopment proposals for the approximately 1.2-acre Village-owned parking lot known as “Lot A”, located on the north side of Croton Point Avenue at the intersection of Veterans Plaza that was recently rezoned. AKRF will provide assistance in developing a request for proposals (RFP) for the site;

g.      Consider authorizing the Village Manager to award the contract for RFP #03-2022, Emergency Generator System Maintenance, to Gentech Ltd. of New Windsor, New York, in the amount of $10,880.  The Village owns and maintains emergency generator systems at various buildings and facilities and wishes to have regularly scheduled preventive maintenance performed on them.  Four responses were returned from the RFP with Gentech Ltd. being the lowest responder.

h.      Consider authorizing the Village Manager to accept an estimate in the amount of $39,866 from JC Ironwork and Steel Fabrication of Poughkeepsie, New York, for the emergency replacement of the front gate at the DPW facility.  In November, 2022, the front gate at the DPW building was damaged by a passing vehicle, leaving the building accessible during non-working hours.  

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